Chungmuro is lighting up with director-producers these days. Director Lee Chang-dong (of Poetry) is producing a new film called Do-hee-ya, about a young girl surrounded in mystery and the small town police officer who tries to save her. It stars Kim Sae-ron (Queen’s Classroom, Ajusshi) as the titular Do-hee, along with Bae Doo-na (Cloud Atlas), who’s returning to Korean cinema for the project with one Hollywood film under her belt and another on the way.
The film will be the feature debut of director Jung Juri, and stars Kim Sae-ron as a curious young girl who’s alternately rebellious and innocent, and going through a crisis of sexual identity. Bae Doo-na plays a small town police chief who has secrets of her own, and one day she meets the young girl who’s alternately naive and unreadable, and her life gets turned upside-down when she gets caught up in trying to help her.
Song Sae-byuk (Tone-Deaf Clinic) co-stars as Kim Sae-ron’s stepfather, and based on his one-word character description as “villain” and the young girl’s sexual confusion, I can only conclude that TERRIBLE things are happening at home. Ack, this is going to be like The Crucible isn’t it, where I have to work up the nerve to watch it for like a year, and then still cover my eyes and ears for a good portion of it.
With a cast like this and Lee Chang-dong’s pedigree, it’ll probably be a film worth watching and talking about. I think to be safe though, I’ll wait till it’s out and someone tells me that Bae Doo-na saves the day. Because that’s what happens, right? *lalalalalala*
Do-hee-ya starts shooting next week for a May 2014 release.
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- Bae Doo-na plays a doll for High Cut
- Bae Doo-na and Lee Chun-hee in Gloria
- Queen’s Classroom releases posters
- Queen’s Classroom casts Kim Sae-ron, Seo Shin-ae
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- Poetry picks up its 17th award
- Poetry wins for best screenplay at Cannes